Hello Friends! It’s Kristine Davidson with you today and I am excited to share a few layouts and cards with you today. It’s April already and that means it’s time to start scrapbooking those Spring photos and create those special mother’s day layouts.
This month I decided to play with the NEW Simple Set called MOM. I had a few layouts in mind but the photos of my mom and I are very few. I need to work on that this summer and get more pictures of her, even if she doesn’t like them! So I dug out some photos that were not necessarily MOM photos but they mean just as much to me.
This first layout is called Beautiful – It is a picture of my niece who is really growing up way too fast – She took this picture as a selfie and I was in awe of how beautiful she is.
I created a bit of a simple layout – using a white piece of cardstock and adding patterned paper for a ½ border around the cardstock. This just makes my layout feel like it’s framed. I then added some strips of paper and did minimal sewing on this page.
Adding a bit of embellishments to the top left was easy to do with this cute banner sticker and well since I love pop dots and twine that was a given to be included.
I cut out the “ beautiful “ from a 4x6” journal card in the paper in the collection and added that as my title. Nothing fancy but it adds to my layout.
It’s quite easy to replicate and of course you can add some journaling and your page is finished. Nothing too fancy and easy for you to create in less than 1 hour!
My second layout is called Love You – It’s a silly and sweet picture of my kitty as she attempts to get comfortable in one of her kitty trees! My goodness she used to fit in that space so nicely but now she’s getting a bit too grown up for that little space ;) it’s funny to watch her try and get comfy!
I used a piece of cardstock that was cut with my silhouette. I created cut outs for a piece of paper measuring about 2.5” x 2.5” and fit nicely as a grid background. A great way to use scraps too! I then printed her photo in a 4x4” format to fit nicely on this grid layout.
I used minimal amounts of stickers or embellishments. I did add some enamel dots, twine, and did a few layers with the stickers using popdots.
My title is found on the LOVE YOU sticker, and I added journaling at the bottom right.
Well I had some left over papers and decided to create a few cards – these are themed for Mother’s Day and YOU can make these too! I used left over stickers from the Simple Set pack and some twine – nothing else!
I hope you feel inspired to create with this beautiful collection and please share your layouts or cards with us on instagram @SimpleStories_ and you can tag me as well @KristineDavidson